Cheryl Denyer has opened up about the moment she learned husband Grant had been in a high-speed car accident and why she won’t be forcing him to give up the sport he loves.
The mum-of-two said she was at home when she received a phone call around lunchtime on 26 March telling her Grant and his partner Dale Moscatt had crashed in stage 12 of the Lake Mountain Sprint in Marysville.
“It’s certainly not the phone call I was expecting to get that lunchtime,” Cheryl wrote on her blog The Chezzi Diaries this week.
“When I realised it was his Dad who had called several times, I felt something was wrong and as it turns out, it was.
“He told me Grant and Dale had been in a car accident. My heart sank but I just knew somehow he was ok.”
Cheryl quickly confirmed her husband had walked away from the crash and had flagged down a passing car to get help for Dale, who was still trapped.
A little more than three weeks later, and the Family Feud host is recovering, while Cheryl said she’s finally had time to reflect on that day.
“He has managed TV full-time and racing part-time for 25 years. It’s who he is. It’s how he works.”